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Music in the Pavilion
Detail from Ludwig Abielle, Ill sonates pour le clavicin ou pianoforte opera III (France, 17th century), UPenn Ms. Codex 13, Kislak Center.

Music Department
Kislak Center and the Penn Libraries
  • William Noel, Director, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts | Director, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
  • Richard Griscom, Head, Collection Development, Global Studies and Scholarly Communications
  • Liza Vick, Head, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
The University of Pennsylvania's Music Department and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts are proud to present our second jointly sponsored music series for the 2017-2018 year: Music in the Pavilion. Taking place in the beautiful sixth-floor Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion in Van Pelt Library, the series showcases an array of professional and international musicians, not only performing gems from standard concert repertoires but also premiering works found only in the wealth of materials—print and manuscript—held in the Kislak Center's collections. The concert by mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle will feature Penn's newly refurbished piano built by Sébastien Érard. Enriching the experience of each concert, attendees will have the opportunity to hear brief lectures by eminent scholars and graduate students that will contextualize the music historically, socially, and culturally
All concerts are on Fridays at 7pm and are free of charge. Join us at 6:15pm for a discussion led by Penn faculty and graduate students prior to the first three concerts. Registration is requested and will open in December 2017 for the Spring concerts.

September 29, 2017 Variant 6
Variant 6 in Concert: Music of Lassus, Jackson, Sciarrino, and more
Preconcert talk by Maria Ryan

November 17, 2017 Meg Bragle
An Evening of Song with Meg Bragle
Preconcert talk by Charlie Shrader

January 26, 2018 Kleine Kammermusik
Kleine Kammermusik plays Kleine Kammermusik: Ensemble Music from the Baroque Period
Preconcert talk by Emma Barnaby
Register here

March 23, 2018 Concordian Dawn
Fortuna Antiqua et Ultra
**No preconcert talk**
Register here

Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 6th floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)